1. Außenminister Gabriel Foreign Minister Gabriel on the attack in Kabul
  2. Ghor province, Tulak district. Relief distribution to people affected by floods. German Support for ICRC Afghanistan
Außenminister Gabriel

Foreign Minister Gabriel on the attack in Kabul

31.05.2017 The news from Afghanistan is shocking. I condemn the attack in Kabul, in which dozens of people were injured and killed, in the strongest possible terms. The attack was carried out in the immediate vicinity of the German Embassy. It hit civilians and it hit those who are in Afghanistan to work with the people there on a better future for the country. It is particularly despicable that these people were targeted. Staff of the German Embassy were also injured in the attack.All staff are now safe. An Afghan security officer, who was protecting the Embassy grounds, was killed. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family. I have convened the crisis unit at the Federal Foreign Office to investigate the situation further. Our thoughts are with the victims’ families and friends. We wish those injured a swift recovery. Such attacks do not change in any way our determination to continue supporting the Afghan Government in further stabilising the country.

Ghor province, Tulak district. Relief distribution to people affected by floods.

German Support for ICRC Afghanistan

Germany has raised its support for ICRC assistance, protection, prevention and cooperation activities in Afghanistan 2016-2018 in Afghanistan from 5 to 8 Mio Euro.


The Visa section and the Consular Department of the German Embassy Kabul have to remain closed until further notice due to a bomb attack of May 31.

Applications for Visa are not possible, even with appointments after June 01, 2017.  The possibility to book an appointment had to be suspended.

The collection of passports of visa applications filed before May 31, 2017 is not possible until further notice. We exceedingly regret this, and recommend the acquisition of new adequate travel documents of your home country.   

Further information, especially about pending visa applications, regarding the collection of passports and future local competency for new applications for visa will be published as soon as the Foreign Office can take the necessary steps to process pending and new visa applications at other German Embassies and Consulates in the region.

This information will be published soon on this website.

Notifications with deadlines for a family reunification to recognized asylum seekers and refugees in Germany can be made on:

www.fap.diplo.de (in German language only)  

German nationals in need of immediate Consular assistance may get in touch with the Foreign Office in Berlin directly or can address themselves to any Embassy of an EU-Member State in Kabul.

German nationals in need of a new German passport may contact the German Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan as well as any other German mission in the region.


Opening a limited-withdrawal bank account

With a limited‑withdrawal bank account you can provide evidence during the visa application process that you have adequate financial resources.

Kindergarten © picture-alliance/dpa

Children and Armed Conflict

Children are the most vulnerable people in any armed conflict, which is why it is essential that the international community ensure special protection of children in such situations.

Image illustrating the German Cooperation with Afghanistan

German Cooperation with Afghanistan

The German Cooperation supports the Afghan state in respecting, protecting and guaranteeing human rights, providing security, and being recognised by its citizens as their legitimate representative and service provider, meeting their basic needs.

Trends and Perspectives

Migration, the digital revolution, the trend towards sharing rather than owning, and a new relaxed attitude to business: many factors are changing the way people live in Germany. In the “Trends and Perspectives” section of the latest edition of “DE Magazin Deutschland” and on deutschland.de, learn about how current trends are affecting society and life in Germany. You can also read a report about the rediscovery of the German forest, and gain some fascinating insights into the everyday work of deep-sea researcher Antje Boetius.


Current media library on deutschland.de

Ambassador Sparwasser with Afghan Members of Parliament

Visit of the Special Representative to Kabul

Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser, the Special Representative of the Federal Government for Afghanistan and Pakistan, visited Kabul on October 20 and 21. During her visit she met with President Ashraf Ghani and representatives of the Afghan Government, and with members of the international community.

Agricultural training

Caritas implements new project to support year-round food security

Caritas international, in cooperation with its partners Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Cordaid, will implement the project “Mitigating Migration Causes by Strengthening Local Coping Strategies in Afghanistan” in Balkh, Bamyan, Daikundi, Ghor and Herat provinces. The project is funded by the German Federal Government with a grant of 4.700.000,00 Euro and set to run for 34 months beginning in 2016 and ending in 2019.


Address, Contacts & Office Hours

Here you will find address, contacts and office hours of the embassy and how to reach us in case of emergency.

Online Appointment System


Visa appointments at the Embassy can only be made online. Please use your current passport number only. Any attempt to make more than one appointment with different passport numbers will lead to the rejection of your application. Please also ensure that your passport number, your e-mail address, etc. are filled out correctly, otherwise you will lose your appointment.

#RumoursAboutGermany - Public awareness campaign in Afghanistan

Billboard in Kabul

As part of its work to counter the rumours and untruths circulated by human traffickers, the Federal Foreign Office has launched a poster campaign in Afghanistan. Using posters and social media, the campaign is geared to Afghans who are considering fleeing to Germany. The aim is to prevent them risking their lives by deciding to flee to Germany on the basis of false information.